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one of its hottest summers on record. heavy rain in 14 states from new england to virginia. a different storm system triggers downpours from florida to mississippi. severe storms around minneapolis, des moines, omaha and kansas city. hot and dry from the rockies to texas. >> triple-digits in dallas and phoenix. 80s from miami up to new york and across much of the midwest. >>> and when we come back, organic food is harder on your wallet. but is it really better for your health? >> interesting question there. >>> also, prince harry is showing the world another side, after his nude photo scandal. >>> and later, it's "live with kelly and --". after all the rumors, the real regis replacement takes a permanent seat today. >>> welcome back, everybody. some good news to pass on this morning. gas prices should be coming down. they were at their highest ever for a labor day weekend. the average is $3.83 a gallon this morning. the increase was fueled by a shutdown in oil production along the gulf coast. all of that thanks to hurricane isaac. there were also problems with refineries an
this shadowy high-seas conflict, traveling from somalia, to miami, to virginia, gaining special access, including to the company's whose men were involved in this shoot-out. >> so as you watch this, you believe your guys did the right thing at every step? >> absolutely. >> ceo of trident security said what you can't see is that as soon as his men fired warning shots, the pirates opened fire. >> if somebody was to look at that and make a blind statement of this is indiscriminate killing, they don't know what's going on. >> reporter: he argues that his men, who train here, in the waters off virginia beach, are up against a determined sophisticated enemy. how bad is it out there? >> it's really bad because the seamen are scared to death. >> how sophisticated are the pirates? >> very sophisticated and they're getting better. >> somali pirates have carried out 170 successful hijackings and taking hostages. he has a full mock-up of a ship that he uses for training. he shows me the shockingly thin ladders that the pirates use to board. >> they're nimble enough to climb on something like this.
points. virginia, obama is up 5 points. florida, obama is up 5 points. mitt romney is no longer in polling, beating obama on trust to handle the economy. >> which is his campaign in one sentence. those three states have one thing in common -- they have all three republican governors. they're bragging, rightfully so, they got their economies up and running. if you add scott walker to that lead, you have the attention to disconnect. with the interest of the romney campaign. >> jon, what's going on behind the scenes here? >> one thing that happened during the democratic convention the romney campaign essentially went dark. you have seen an absolutely bombardment particularly in ohio and in florida, from the obama campaign, hammering romney on especially in ohio, on the auto bailout. there was a romney adviser told me that famous headline that romney himself did not write, "let detroit go bankrupt." could be the headline that cost him the election. the romney campaign has more money. >> because, the auto motive companies went bankrupt. the argument on the bailout is of law. >> becau
, virginia's turn. the president was in an area with a large military installation. >> it's time for a new patriotism. this is rooted in believe that growing our economy begins when w.a strong, thriving middle class. >> mitt romney reached out to veterans in the critical northern virginia suburb. >> we're going to make sure to restore our economy to put people back to work and are going to do those thing autos and right now the president has the edge including virginia. he's ahead by four points and yesterday, said he's not detered by number autos i'm impressed with the polls but poll goes up and down. >> and there is voters started heading to polls today, thursday, they can do the same. >> that is why the ad where he is speaking to the camera for two minutes looks like a closing argument. >> there will be debates if i can sit down with you in your living room here is what i'd say. >> with debates, contenders have limited time to keep making their case. >> still ahead, drug that's could put elderly at right after this ook and melky and what is next for the suspended giants outfielder. >> t
of virginia. with up close and personal new ads before their big showdown next week. >>> inside job. tsa agents are supposed to screen your luggage. so, how did our stolen ipad end up in this officer's home? brian ross on hundreds of tsa officers caught red-handed. >>> and mona lisa mystery. you know the masterpiece. but could this be a second mona lisa? it was a claim that shocked the world today. so we put it to the test. >>> good evening. diane is on special assignment this thursday. we're going to tell you more about that in a bit. but we begin tonight with cyber warfare. the most extensive attack on american banks ever. launched from the middle east, happening right now. citigroup, bank of america, jpmorgan chase, wells fargo, u.s. bank corp and today, pnc. america's biggest banks, with millions of american families locked out of their accounts online. so, what does it mean for your money? who's behind it? how long has it been happening? officials across the government are tracking the attacks, working to keep them from becoming financial nightmares. abc's senior justice corresponde
>>> good morning, and welcome to "this week." >>> face-off. >> we got to win in virginia. >> we will win ohio. >> hours away for that crucial first debate, candidates gain expectations. >> romney is a very good debater. he's practiced and practiced and practiced and practiced. >> the moderator and obama are going to come after him. >> romney is actually pretty good on his feet in debates. >> the big questions, can romney reset his campaign with a strong debate? or with early voting under way -- >> president obama. >> -- is it too late for a turnaround? >> four years from his last debate. >> you're wrong. >> will president obama be rusty? or, can he break the race wide open? we'll ask our headliners. new jersey governor chris christie and the president's senior adviser david plouffe. and our powerhouse roundtable. squaring off, former party chairs haley barbour and howard dean. plus, matthew dowd, donna brazile and maggie haberman of politico. >>> hello again. we're heading into the home stretch of this campaign. just 37 days before the final votes, with all eyes on this week's f
offense and shut out navy 12-0, the final. top 10, west virginia, facing baylor. wild game. mountain ears, nick lawrence give its away, 67 forwards for a touchdown. 35-35 at the half. five t.d.s, but west virginia's quarterback has game. 45 of 51, for 656 yards passing, 8 t.d. passes and more touchdowns than incompleegdzs, 133 points, 100 total yards of offense and west virginia win temperatures the a's matching number, down to 4 . the mariners are not laying down. in fact, they are laying heavy lumber down. no >> the as have 5 games left in the regular season. the magic number for at least a wildcard spot is down to 4 . every game is important with seattle in town. you can't have lays like this. groundout to first. brandon moss throw its into the outfield trying to get second. and then the throw to third. the score on two as error. 2-0, michael saunders deep off straily. 4-0 mariners. josh donaldson -- see ya with a man on to tie it up. the amazing as do it again. we head to extras. brandon moss? again! a 3-run shot. and the as walk off with a 14th time this year, winning 7-4. golf becom
. here's a live look arlington, virginia we just saw the president, first lady, defense secretary panetta arrive at an easel that was set up and have a moment of silence at a wreath hung there the president and leon panetta, also the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff will make remark there is. for now you see the crowd and the flag hanging from the pfpbt gone behind the group. another live look now -- ground zero in new york city. family members reading all 2977 names of the people who killed in the twin towers. they began the hours long process, 30, 40 minutes ago. for the first time no politicians are going to participate following that theme, president obama and mitt romney have pulled their negative ad campaigns for the day. let's listen in now live as some of those names are read. . christine eagan, michael eagan. samantha martin eagan. lisa karen airwick. >> reporter: this process will go on for hours this morning. about 45 minutes ago at -- [ inaudible ] the president and first lady observed a moment of silence on the south lawn of the white house, marking the exact time the fi
, florida and virginia. as we pull out, we can show you the map tonight. and in all of those three key battlegrounds, president obama is now, in fact, pulling ahead. this is key. so we want to turn to our senior political correspondent jon karl to tell us more about what's happening tonight. jon, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, david. it looks like president obama got a real boost out of his convention. and now, mitt romney is scrambling to catch up. for the romneys this morning, it was all laughs, as they taped an interview to air on tuesday's "live with kelly and michael." >> and what does mitt wear to bed? >> really? really? >> i didn't write the question, man. i promise. i didn't write the question. >> yes, he did. >> i hear the best answer is "as little as possible." >> reporter: but when it comes to the campaign, it looks bad for romney. worse than at any time since he clinched the republican nomination in may. first, those new polls in ohio, virginia and florida. they're the three biggest battleground states and romney is tanking in all of them. and the big picture is e
on the campaign trail, campaigning in some key battleground states, colorado, ohio, and virginia this week. >> he needs to get out there. >> he does. >>> just three days after hitting the stores the much-anticipated iphone 5s are all but gone. official figures come out later today, but one report estimates that 8 million phones were sold, meantime, the verizon version of the iphone 5 has a surprise feature. it also accepts the at&t sim card and works on that network. it's not clear if those phones were unintentionally set up that way. i have to believe that they were intentionally. they don't anything unintentionally, do they? >> that's right. do you think squirrels use iphones? >> they use acorn phones. >> okay. well, sometimes the pictures tell the story and here is a great example. a guy in finland had his camera rolling as a squirrel was running around in his fourth floor apartment. >> the little guy must have come in through an open window, and that's exactly how he flew out -- yes, he flew out, amazingly, though, he survived that four-story flight to the ground. you can see him just running
visited yosemite national park. the latest victim lived in west virginia and visited in june. health officials believe the victims contracted hanta virus after staying in tent cabins in curry village. eight people including six from california developed the virus, rodents carry that vir yisms the park service is taking steps to rodent proof and clean the tent cabins in that area. and 10,000 people may have been exposed to the virus. >> and a semi truck driven by a construction truck employee ripped off a fiber optic line today. it happened on the redwood city border near the marsh road exit this morning. lines hang lower than power lines. and all of the lanes were open shortly after 11:00. >> there is former alameda county supervisor nada lockyear back in rehab. police say they found her under the under the influence of meth at a relative's house, she faces child endangerment charges for leaving drug pair kneel dwra in a room she was sharing with her 9-year-old son. her lawyer says she recognizes the error and reentered a drug program. and she is the estranged wife of bill lockyer. >
obama stopped this morning in virginia on the road to north carolina for the convention. the president went on the attack in his speech saying mitt romney is not offering new ideas to grow the economy. the national convention is officially underway in charlotte, north carolina. democrats will adopt a party platform today that is in sharp contrast with the republican blueprint. they are calling for higher taxes on wealthier americans. also supporting same-sex marriage and abortion rights. the first lady will be the keynote speaker tonight as she makes a case for her husband's reelection. she did her practice walk-through of the stage yesterday. mark matthews is in charlotte, north carolina he will be reporting live from the democratic convention. you can get instant updates from mark by following him on our facebook page mark is also tweeting. >>> republican vice presidential candidate paul ryan is stumping for votes today in ohio where he told supporters that america is not better off after nearly four years of president obama's leadership. ryan says the president will say a lot of thi
are ultimately going to decide this in ohio, michigan, the undecided voters in virginia, they're not going to say yes. they're going to say, not so much. he didn't bridge that gap. >> a little bit lower marks on the economy. finally, one of the jobs he had, take the bat to the other side a little bit. red meat, throw out the partisan lines. how did he handle that? as an ex-president and democrat? >> in two ways he gets an "a" on that. first just walking out onstage creates enthusiasm this crowd wanted to have. just his presence, who he is, what he means to the party is an "a." the way he delivered it. the way he made fun of the republicans. the way he did it, the tone, the way he delivered it. the serious points he made on it. and the issues, confronting them on telling the truth, i thought the crowd loved it. i think the democrats love it. i think he closed to a large degree that enthusiasm gap. doesn't solve the election but he started to close that gap which was a huge thing he needed to do tonight. >> he did add a little humor too. >> he didn't enter a single social issue. those might have ap
. >> there is a final stop and spoke in virginia saying mitt romney has no new idea to improve the nation economy. >> when my hopt had to chance for his secret sauce did he not offer a single new idea just retransit the same old policies. that have been sticking it to middle class for years. >> the president says he will be at the white house trying not to get choked up the president might get choked up a bit but party leaders hoping democrats will get fired up but what the first lady has to say tonight. and mark matthews joins us live from charlotte, north carolina. everyone knows about clint eastwood. and there is some star power name. >> one name jumped out at me. an actress i saw in a movie called "american beauty". >> her political activism got her her current role as a delegate. >> it's just go to a meeting and in my area, people know me. >> first she says she was motivated by the republican nominee. >> this is just idea of a romney administration to me is to be honest is abhorrent. >> i love his films so it's hard to like, slam him but i think maybe he just needed to sit down or something.
. a judge ordered a company to pay $13 million in penalties and to cancel all rates and west virginia attorney general says cash call charged rates at 90% which there is well above limits. >> and tomorrow apple is expected to reveal the muc much-anticipated iphone 5. there are many sitting in desk draurz, here are things you can do with old ones, give to it your kid so they stop using your phone, and use the old phone as a camera. great idea. and send e mails and down load videos. or something you may want to sell your old phones they sold for $237 reports they're often going for more than that. you can go to our web site abc 7 there is a story how to do that. >> good news. >> checking weather now. >> and i don't think i'm going give my phone to my kids. not yet. there is are 3-year-old twins? no. and let's talk about the weather. there is a warm up coming up and there is a live picture right now from our south beach camera looking towards sutro tower, you can see fog layer is about 1400 feet deep. there is another perspective. you can see a wider perspective of the fog just
of virginia when she was murdered by her ex-boyfriend. for the first time since her killer was sentenced hear from her mom and sister what are the warning signs and what can you do if someone you love i . >>> exploring the epidemic of dating violence mother of yardley love talks about the murder at the hands of her ex-boyfriend. chamber of commerce not going to like this san francisco being called within of america's dirtiest cities. -- milk may do a body good another dairy product is said to bring real benefits to your heart. >>> batman comes to the hp pavillion. >> don sanchez has that and more in what's hot. ♪ ♪ >>> thanks for joining us today. >> who wants to be a
stranded over the summer on wind seekers in ohio, north carolina, virginia, ontario, canada. no one has been injured. these rides are all built in the netherlands. >>> heading to the weekend now. >> and it is looking fantastic. sandhya patel is here. >> we have beautiful weather coming up for the upcoming weekend. we want to show you spectacular shots. if you haven't gotten enough, this one is from moffet field sent to you report. you can seat shuttle endeavor piggybacking there. incredible pictures coming in. this was posted from the fort baker area. she said, my husband told me you showed a few pictures on the 5:00 news, and i didn't get a chance to show mine. here is your picture and thank you for sending it in. here is one from gilroy. incredible sight. he timed his commute just right. and as you look at this picture, we had a lot of shuttle photos there. i want to show you sunset photos. this one is posted by cynthia s. we have the clouds made of ice crystals. this one is shot by larry t to my facebook from san mar teen. please keep them coming. love to share your photos on the air
lady cut down on plate waste and american kids cut down on obesity. i'm jim avila, bristol, virginia. >> "good morning america" will have more on the story tomorrow. our thanks to jim av ra. >>> just ahead my exclusive interview with j.k. rowling. what the feisty author told me about readers of her brand-new book five years in the making. >> i would have nothing to say to the person who didn't cry at the end of this book. when we got married. i had three kids. and she became the full time mother of three. it was soccer, and ballet, and cheerleading, and baseball. those years were crazy. so, as we go into this next phase, you know, a big part of it for us is that there isn't anything on the schedule. to treat your anti-aging concerns? join the counter revolution and switch to olay pro-x. achieve anti-aging results so you look up to 12 years younger. see results in 28 days. guaranteed or your money back. olay pro-x. guaranteed or your money back. and every day since, two years ago, the people of bp made a commitment to the gulf. we've worked hard to keep it. bp has paid over twenty-thr
president obama and mitt romney have dueling campaign appearances today in virginia. yesterday, the candidates were both in ohio, where the latest polls show an uphill battle for romney. abc's david muir asked the candidate some tough questions about his chances. >> we'll win ohio again. we'll finish what we started again. >> we're going to win ohio. thank you so much. let's take back america. >> reporter: call it the buckeye brawl with the president and mitt romney here. perhaps the biggest punch was that new poll. romney trailing president obama by ten points in ohio. down by nine points in florida. we asked the governor about those numbers. i'm curious what you would say to your supporters, your donors, who might be concerned that this might be slipping away? >> i'm pleased with some polls. less with other polls. polls go up. polls go down. >> reporter: there's some that believe these polls are a reflection of that videotape last week. you were talking to donors, talking about the 47%. >> and so, my job, is not to worry about those people. i'll never convince them. >> report
in the same state again today, virginia this time after a day in ohio. in a new two minute ad set to air today, president obama promote as economic plan he says will create one million manufacturing jobs and cut oil imports. he's leading in the polls in ohio where he once again linked romney to his comments that 47% of americans are victims who depend on government >> the president: as i travel around ohio and look out on this crowd, i don't see a lot of victims, i see hard workers, that's what i see. >> romney is trailing in florida and iowa. was asked about the numbers. i'm pleased with some, less with others, frankly, at this stage polls go up, polls go down, that's what he said. he's trying to retool his message as some can cast early ballots today. >>> america's cup world series back in town next week. yesterday afternoon the team's practice officials say the interest outside the u.s. is building and an audience in san francisco is jut a matter of getting people to watch this new type of racing. >> we have to captivate their imagination we probably get one shot if they see it and like it
seekers in ohio, north carolina, virginia, ontario, canada. no one has been injured. these rides are all built in the netherlands. >>> heading to the weekend now. >> and it is looking fantastic. sandhya patel is here. >> we have beautiful weather coming up for the upcoming weekend. we want to show you spectacular shots. if you haven't gotten enougis od sent to you report. you can seat shuttle endeavor piggybacking there. incredible pictures coming in. this was posted from the fort baker area. she said, my husband told me you showed a few pictures on the 5:00 news, and i didn't get a chance to show mine. here is your picture and thank you for sending it in. here is one from gilroy. incredible sight. he timed his commute just right. and as you look at this picture, we had a lot of shuttle photos there. i want to show you sunset photos. this one is posted by cynthia s. we have the clouds made of ice crystals. this one is shot by larry t to my facebook from san mar teen. please keep them coming. love to share your photos on and mention your name. thank you for doing that. here is live dopple
-- >> bill clinton and arithmetic. >> this is always who he was. >> the governor of virginia said, the final strategy for romney/ryan is bolstering the credibility of their plan. can they do that? without more detail. >> i think it ultimately comes down to who's better for the economy is romney. i just finished the forgotten man. she talked about how business was terrified of the president. another writer about the great depression, in that, he said the continuing disquieting utterance of the president is, that's what we have is a president who vilifies businesses. >> i'm sorry. you can't have a president that's going to get elected on just trust me, you need to see the facts. right now, they have given no facts. i'm going to cut loopholes. wait a minute, are you going to cut loopholes on carried interest? are you going to cut my home mortgage deduction? or are you going to cut my earned income tax credit? who's going to get tax loophole cuts? that's the questions they should be answering. >> before it never works. because, when you start to get into those kind of tax deductions, there's a r
in arlington, virginia where two people were trapped underneath the wreckage. this morning, power has been restored to most of the 200,000 homes that lost it up and down the east coast. so, wait, tornadoes in new york city? does that ever happen? it did two years ago in brooklyn. maybe you'll remember that one. but before yesterday, 12 reported since 1950. so, it does happen. but it is pretty rare. but here's a look at what happens behind the front. not a lot of severe weather to talk about. thank goodness. a good day for clean up. and a cool lot kwooler. temperatures slip to 70 in pittsburgh, 77 in philly. i'll have the entire nation's forecast. but for now back to dan and bianna. >>> a lot of other news overnight. for that i go to my co-parent ron claiborne. >> i want to make sure that jake is okay. >> a-okay. >> he he was not traumatized -- >> it was a good bonding. >>> we begin with a standoff between u.s. and russia, over the crisis in syria. in russia this morning, secretary of state hillary clinton acknowledged deep differences between the two countries on over to how handle the civ
in virginia, one of the eight battleground states. he will be in milwaukee, wisconsin and he is scheduled to stop in bay area on october 8th. >> new this morning, president obama is using his weekly address to blast members of congress for going home to campaign while they have been leaving unfinished business in washington he says they are more worried about their jobs and paychecks than they worried about yours. >> if they would have listened to you, they would have given 98% of small business north koreans a guarantee that taxes wouldn't go up next year by a single dime. it should have gotten done but republicans have refused to budge. they are holding tax cuts for americans hostage.... >> terry: one thing they did accomplish was to pass a bill keeping the federal government running beyond september 30th. >> apple fans finally got their hands on the iphone 5 yesterday. first person in line for the new iphone wasn't there for that. it was someone who paid $1500 to wait there for someone else. he started camping out on monday despite complaints about the new charger and map application,
to virginia and all that moisture accompanied at times by strong wind as well. today's weather will be a one-two punch for the state of delaware. the state got slammed yesterday by a fierce batch of storms, winds topping 60 miles per hour damaged at least ten tomorrows in the county ripping apart rooftops and garages. some people reported even seeing a funnel cloud yesterday. thousands lost power, but there were no reports of serious injuries. abc's ginger zee looks ahead at a very stormy day. >> i remember my outfit, first day of being in school a big deal. they'll need galoshes. flood watches in place from north carolina to new jersey. philadelphia included in there. the heaviest rain from new york city to boston. can you imagine? that is going to be a big impact. back to the beginning of isaac. wanted to show you a couple of numbers. over 20 inches for new orleans. parts of mississippi in that 10 to 17-inch range. got to tell you even when you are in that range, because we were there in gulfport, it came so quickly and so steady in 36 hours. >> unbelievable numbers there. abc's ginger zee
camp, painting the president as a master orator. after chasing each other through ohio and virginia -- >> we've got the win in virginia. >> we will win in ohio. >> reporter: -- overnight, a shift to that crucial first debate. overnight, a senior adviser to the romney campaign, sending a memo to romney surrogates. setting expectations low. saying president obama is a uniquely gifted speaker. and is widely regarded as one of the most talented political communicators in modern history. the governor offering the same assessment to us. do you think the president will be a formidable opponent on the debate stage? >> absolutely. he's a brilliant orator. >> reporter: romney will practice again this weekend. after a series of mock debates with rob portman playing the president. the president will travel to nevada this weekend for three days of prep. senator john kerry will play the role of mitt romney. both sides are trying to avoid those infamous debate moments. >> you're likable enough, hillary. >> thank you so much. >> reporter: and there was that bet. >> 10,000 bucks? $10,000 bet? >> rep
county in the word, franklin county, virginia. so the bonderant brothers, the characters, and you see jessica chastain from "the help," the romantic interest. a corrupt chicago cop, they want cut of the money these guys are getting from prohibition. the scene you are about to see, between the sheriff and the chicago special agent, guy pierce, who you literally want to murder. i mean he is such a good antagonist. they're discussing the bonderant boys who aren't bowing to their pressure. >> you are a side show unto yourselves. sheriff, do you have any idea what a thompson submachine gun does to a mortal? >> this ain't chicago. you can't just shoot him. do that around here and people will string us up from a tree. >> do i look stupid to you? >> a lot of faces you will recognize. got to warn you, it is highly graphic. highly graphic. >> i didn't think you liked violence. but you liked this one. >> i liked it. when i say violent, i am talking brass knuckles, slitting of the throat, tarred and feathered. a little sexually graphic, wouldn't say sexually graphic. a little bit of language. the
to nebraska, north dakota, four, you hold scott brown, we haven't talked about what's happening in virginia, ohio, florida, i feel very good about it. and i would keep an eye on hawaii. we have great opportunities. we're going to win this race because people know that we need a better future for this country. so far, the last four years have been a disaster. >> reince priebus, thank you for your time this morning. >> all right, thank you, george. >>> the obama campaign, david axelrod here with us. you heard chairman priebus right there. last week a defining week for the campaign. a good week for the republican campaign. >> well, i don't know what prism he's looking through, i don't think anybody else would define it was a good week. it was an enlightening week. the week began with romney slandering 47% of american saying they're hooked on dependency. didn't pay their taxes and so on. at the end of the week we saw him manipulating his own tax returns to plump up his portion to taxes to 14%. >> you're talking about not taking the charitable deductions. >> right, two months ago on your own air
, three have died -- in california, pennsylvania, and west virginia. and there may be more cases -- as far away as france. >> this outbreak appears to be unusual in terms of the number of people affected and certainly the number of deaths. >> reporter: the outbreak was first traced to the popular curry village campsite, where rodents had burrowed into the insulation of tents. officials now believe a second campsite in tuolomne meadows was also infected. last week, warnings like these went out to 10,000 people who visited curry village since june. overnight, notices went out to an additional 19,000 tuolomne visitors. 29,000 recent park visitors in all. >> this is possibly the greatest cluster which has occurred in the united states that i am aware of. >> reporter: early symptoms, can take up to six weeks to appear, including fatigue, fever, and chills, giving way to coughing and breathing problems as the lungs fill with fluid. the worst part is, there is no known treatment or cure. >> there is really nothing you can do preemptively if you were exposed to hanta virus. >> reporter: for one of
's going to be at best a good second to the speech will you hear tonight. >> reporter: norfolk, virginia, this afternoon, the president said he's looking forward to his wife's speech. >> i'm going to be home and i'm going to be watching it with our girls. and i'm going to try not to let them see their daddy cry. because when michelle starts talking, i -- i start getting all misty. >> reporter: his motivations may be an easier focus than an economy that is still sputtering, and a national debt that this afternoon hit $16 trillion. in the first year of his presidency, oprah winfrey asked the president to grade himself. >> good, b-plus. >> reporter: more than 3 1/2 years into his presidency, he gave this answer. >> i would say incomplete. >> president's obama's answer, of course, not meeting with approval from republicans who say that it gets an "f." paul ryan said this evening that president obama's self-grade of incomplete speaks for itself. diane. >> all right, jake. i want to thank you and bring in co-anchor of "good morning america" and anchor of "this week," george stephanopoulos. geo
and stranding cars down from vermont to virginia. the storm triggered an apparent tornado in bell mar, new jersey. the winds toppled trees and power lines. thankfully, no one was hurt. >>> and tropical storm leslie is on a slow approach to bermuda, stirring up 65-mile-per-hour winds. it's now on track to hit the island sunday morning as a cat 2 hurricane. it's too early to tell if leslie will hit new england, though. it will kick up rough surf along much of the east coast. tropical storm michael has formed out in the atlantic. september, a busy month of storm season. >>> in southern california, a stubborn wildfire that forced thousands of people to evacuate, is still blazing through angeles national forest. the fire is 25% contained. but the terrain is so steep, it could be another week before it's fully under control. the flames have raced through 3,800 acres. and this morning, it's moving farther into the woods and thankfully away from a mobile home park. >>> time, now, for a check of weather across the country on this wednesday morning. more heavy rain and flash flooding from the caroli
. there is northern virginia telling supporters america needs leadership. >> we're in mourning and lost four diplomats across the world. we're thinking about the families. >> the words interrupted by a heckler. there is no repeat and there is still threats in the world. we have to be relentless in pursuing those who attacked us this week. >> and there is a film depicting the prophet mohammed as a womanize skbrer a fraud. >> there is no justification, none for responding to this video with violence. >> in liba, four men have been arrested in connection with tuesday's attack killing ambassador chris stevens. investigators say they're tacking several others. two warships are positioned nearby and libyans posting photographs condemning the attack. photographs getting responses from here at home. california woman posted a message today is saying it's meaningful and appreciated. at the state department, sites recognized at briefing. >> it's been supportive so that is speaking to the progress that we're making. >> we're learning more about the film maker who sparked these protests. authorities say the man be
't know where it's going yet. >>> and talk about finding a treasure in the trash. a west virginia woman paid $7 for a box of trinkets at a flea market and got a masterpiece. >> the woman ended up with an original renoir. she was going to toss the painting. but she liked the frame. she took it to an auction house. >> it will be auctioned later this month when it is expected to fetch well over $100,000. goes to show you there is gold in the garbage. >> let's go to the flea market. >>> one designers obsession with cardboard drove him to his creation, a bicycle. a bicycle made out of cardboard. >> he only added a couple of components, like rubber for the wheels and brakes. but aside from that, it's all done with about ten bucks of cardboard. and it weighs roughly 20 pounds. >> it can carry a rider up to 500 pounds. the designer calls it strong, durable, cheap and mostly recycling. >> you can't ride in the rain. >> put a stamp on it. >>> for some of you, your local news is next. >> for everyone else, we'll be back with our list of top five things that are great about the iphone 5. [ male ann
goes down in just two seconds. these teens suffered bumps and bruises, but this virginia woman broke her leg after her deck collapsed and other people have been killed. so what should you watch out for? first, experts say look for cracked and rotted wood. the people at this birthday party in redmond, washington, had no idea their deck was rotting, until it fell out from under them. banging them up. another warning sign is weak connections, like nails. experts say make sure the deck is bolted instead, straight through to the skeleton of the house. >> there was a loud crack but there was nothing before that. we didn't hear any cracking. >> reporter: two people were in critical condition after this dramatic deck collapse in golden, colorado. third, even if the deck is attached properly make sure the bolts aren't corroding. what happens when people ignore the warning signs? abc news had this deck built with the number one flaw, those weak connections, just so we could demolish it and show you. >> one, two, three! >> reporter: it's textbook like so many, our deck collapses against the bui
on the campaign trail in virginia beach. he used in friday's johns report to criticize the leadership. >> this is note kind of news the american people are hoping for and deserve. i'm here to tell you things are about to get a lot better. but that's going to require you doing something important and that's electing me the next president of the united states. >> vice-president joe biden was in another key battle groundstate, ohio, attacking the republicans on medicare. paul ryan attended fundraisers in california before heading to oregon to prepare for next month's debate. >> scientists are scramming to warn thousands of people who visited yosemite national park this summer about the hantavirus. eight people have come down with the disease and three have died. >> throughout the park, warnings posted. park rangers flagging mot but the they enter. but the greatest danger could bo to those who already left yosemite. tens of thousands at risk. >> this is possibly the greatest cluster which occurred in the united states that i'm aware of. reporter: so far, eight people have come done with t
victim visited from west virginia and stayed in yosemite in june. it is transmitted through rodent droppings and not contagious. it sickened five other people. >> as many as 10,000 visitors may have been exposed to pulmonary virus between june and august. officials closed some cabins and camp ground areas as a result. >> in illinois attorneys for drew peterson say they'll appeal the guilty verdict. a jury decided he killed his third wife in 2004. >> the death had been ruled accidental, but was reclassified after peterson's fourth wife disappeared. >> experts say he has a good chance on appeal because the majority of the evidence was hears yai. he faces a sentence of 60 years in sentence. >> oakland a's pitcher brandon mccarthy did not travel with the team to seattle today. he fell to the ground yesterday in a frightening way after getting drilled with a line drive during the angel's game. the a's report he did stay in the hospital overnight. >> a celebration in palo alto for a massive expansion of lucille pack yard children's hospital. >> dignitaries took part in a ground breaking
yard touchdown. 14-0. you know they are 0-2, right? >> this one 18 yards. third td of the day. virginia tech 35-17 that final. arkansas quarterback brandon allen two pieces including this one sets up lacy. one of two td runs for the day. 52-0. >> the nfl football 49ers hosting detroit in the home opener. they hope to keep their streak alive without the ah. fire bad! just have to fire roast these tomatoes. do you churn your own butter what? too? this is going to give you a head start on your dinner. that seems easier sure does who are you? [ female announcer ] new progresso recipe starters. five delicious cooking sauces you combine with fresh ingredients to make amazing home-cooked meals. ♪ ambiance [ female announcer ] new progresso recipe starters. your head-start to home cooked. >> the lions take on the 49ers. any one who is playing pro football games is not turning it over. niners have gone 6 games without a turnover. they tied at 2010. longest streak in history to hang on to the ball. they went without an interception. passing santana and steve young? >> it is a great st
battlegrounds of ohio, florida and virginia showing president obama pulling into the lead, the stakes very high for the romney campaign to do something to carve away at the lead. i want to bring in our senior political editor rick klein tonight in washington. and rick, you and inwere talking about "snl" last night, that opening sketch. the actor playing the president acknowledging it's a rough economy, the job market bad, too, but -- >> i'm not worried. not in the least. should be. our campaign has a secret weapon. and that secret weapon is speaking right now in tulsa, oklahoma. >> hello, i'm mitt romney. and i understand the hardships facing ordinary americans. for example, this summer, one of my horses failed to medal at the olympics. so, i know hardship. >> "snl" last night. rick, we've heard those conservative voices in recent days saying that the challenger, in this job climate, ought to be running away with this by now. did they hit on something here? >> reporter: they did. i think this is devastating in a quiet sort of way perception. this likability gap is not going away. and the fact i
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in washington, d.c. for their heroism beyond their job. cecilia ruiz from virginia beach, honored after rushing to perform cpr on a child after a drunk driver in this pickup truck swerved and hit the boy as he was walking to the bus stop. his mother, overcome. >> he's blessed to be here. >> reporter: blessed in part because cecilia ran to help. >> we're not just letter carriers. we're a little bit more than that, you know? >> reporter: tom from cape atlantic, new jersey, proving that, too. running into the water to save a boy he saw drowning at the beach on father's day. he remembers handing the boy back. >> the boy was hanging around my neck. i handed him to his father, and i said, "happy father's day." and the father came up to me, hugged me. >> reporter: the father saying to the mailman, "god bless you." and then, mike sylvester, from that neighborhood in duluth. he sprang into action when a car lost control, crashing into this telephone pole. the woman trapped in the mangled car, the gas leaking. he got her out. >> that's kind of the, you know, the spirit of what built this country. you hel
is changing. with aides promising an intense batt battleground schedule. campaigning in virginia. he doesn't lead in any battleground states. but the campaign is making inroads in wisconsin. not surprisingly the president hoping to block any momentum visited. even though he won this state by 14 points, the president admits this year is harder in wisconsin. >> i don't believe in just looking out for workers or businesses or rich or poor, or 53% or 47%, i'm going to look out for everybody. that's why i'm running for a second term. that's why i need your vote. >> that's what the president wants to talk about when he's out on the campaign trial. romney's 47% comment. by the way, that was the president's first visit to wisconsin in 220 days showing just how team obama hoping to blunt any momentum romney may gain in those battleground states. >>> for more on all of this, let's bring in the hard egs working man in news, his name is george stephanopoulos. how is that for an intree? >> like it. >> his advisers are saying it needs a reset. >> number one, he just -- he has to have do no harm strategy
, the path for romney is challenging. for example, he would have to pick up virginia, wisconsin, iowa, florida, new hampshire. and still would not have the electoral vote es needs. he would have to add colorado to get there. tonight these new campaign numbers reflecting the rough week last week. that secret tape. the words about 47%. the obama team up in eight states with this tonight. >> mitt romney dismissed 47% of americans for not pulling their weight. he attacked millions of hard-working people making 25, 35, 45 -- >> reporter: now, on that issue of taxes, what the governor said here today, talking about those taxes, the president did not raise income tax rates in his first term. he has proposed raising taxes on families earning $250,000 or more. diane, tonight this campaign looking for a game-change. as you know the all important debate a week from tomorrow. they acknowledged mr. romney was practicing over the weekend and has research sessions this week. >> a lot of pressure on that debate. thank you, david. what about the man who will face the governor in that debate, the presi
. the challenge for america's lunch lady is get the kids to eat it. jim avila, abc news, bristol, virginia. >>> there was a kind of miracle at jfk airport today. the plane from rio de janeiro, approached the runway. the landing gear on the nose suddenly failed. panicked, cry passengers braced for a crash when amazingly the gear suddenly locked into place in the right position. the jet landed, no one hurt. a member of the disaster response team said it was if the hand of god turned that wheel. >>> still ahead on "world news," our exclusive with the creator of "harry potter" she cracked the code for what kids want. has she done it again? this time for adults. epidation, not quite knowing what the next phase was going to be, you know, because you been, you know, this is what you had been doing. you know, working, working, working, working, working, working. and now you're talking about, well you know, i won't be, and i get the chance to spend more time with my wife and my kids. it's my world. that's my world. ♪ that's my world. and every day since, two years ago, the people of bp made a com
, the challenge for america's lunch lady is to get the kids to eat it. jim avila, abc news. bristol, virginia. >> drastic change from the days we were in school, mystery meat, jell-o, any change like that will take some time. maybe a long-term goal, if you begin healthy habits now -- >> early. >> -- will lead them into adulthood, healthier than maybe folks are now. >> remember the square pizzas we would get. they said they're having much more success with elementary students. and i think. oh. >> look at that. >> is that -- >> aluminum lunch boxes. >> mork and mindy. >> rob as mork. >> robin williams in the day. >> had to strawberry shortcake pail. >>> all right. coming up next -- don't know what that was. from single mother to creator of the best-selling book series in history. >> j.k. rowling at it again with a different audience in mind. can she re-create her success with adults? we'll hear what she says about it. coming up next. >>> author j.k. rowling is up to something very new. >> here is the story. >> reporter: books, movies. >> you are a wizard, harry. >> reporter: merchandise. a them
. after spending wednesday in ohio and yesterday in virginia, the candidates go separate ways today. the president has fund-raisers in washington. mitt romney will be in pennsylvania and massachusetts. and as abc's karen travers reports, both campaigns are sizing up the latest numbers on where they stand. >> reporter: there are two ways the presidential election can be viewed. one, american. one vote. that adds up on election day to the national popular vote. >> i think as you look at the national polls, i'm tied in the national polls. >> reporter: those national polls do show a dead-heat. neither candidate has been able to really open up and sustain a significant lead. but that's not how a presidential election is won. it all comes down to the electoral college. each state assigned a number of votes. the process became infamous during the 2000 race between george w. bush and al gore. gore won the popular vote. but bush won the electoral college after a bitter legal battle. so, the fight for the white house comes down to a handful of states where the candidates are focusing the bulk
will win ohio. >> we've got to win in virginia. >> reporter: after chasing each other through the same states, now, they're preparing for the same stage. the president heads to nevada for debate prep, senator john kerry playing mitt romney. romney, holding mock debates, senator rob portman playing the president. and tonight, in an effort to lower expectations, each campaign lavishing praise on the other guy. a senior romney adviser writing "president obama is a uniquely gifted speaker and is widely regarded as one of the most talented political communicators in modern history." the obama campaign saying of romney he'll be a "prepared, disciplined and aggressive debater," pointing to the 20 debates romney had in the primaries. and as we've seen before, debates can hinge on one moment. >> how has the national debt personally affected each of your lives and if it hasn't, how can you honestly find a cure for the economic problems of the common people if you have no experience in what's ailing them? >> well, i think the national debt affects everybody. obviously, it has a lot to do with int
been reunited with his owner after a journey of nearly 500 miles. bucky had to be sent to virginia to live with a family was dogs were banned where his owner lives. where does his owner live? but bucky wouldn't have it. somehow, managed to travel on his own, from virginia to south carolina. someone finally spotted him. the vet found a microchip he had implanted. and it led to that joyful homecoming. >> that's great. that's fantastic. >> wow. >> that's why, sam, you need to adopt. >> i thought you were going to say, and that's why you need that microchip. >> in case somebody finds you. >> i've been wandering around. >> he can get back to times square every day. >> thank you. >>> "pop news" time. >> yes, it is. good morning, everybody. good morning to you. it was a facebook petition that got betty white the hosting gig on "saturday night live" last year. now, some savvy social media users hope lightning will strike twice. on the heels of clint eastwood's appearance at the republican national convention, a group wants betty to become the golden girl of the democratic convention. a pet
to be in virginia with mitt romney at this flashpoint period of the campaign. we'll have a preview on "world news." we'll have the full interview tomorrow on "gma." >>> let's get the rest of the top stories with josh. >> looking forward to that interview. good morning. we're going to begin with new security concerns at one of the nation's busiest airports. more than a dozen food service workers and private security guards at new york's john f. kennedy airport have been arrested, accused of running a liquor smuggling ring for years. all of the men had access to planes and had been vetted by security, worked together to steal some $20 million in liquor bottles from american airlines and resell them to convenient stores. officials are trying to figure out how the scheme could have gone undetected for so long. >>> another developing story, the ruthless head of a drug cartel linked to deadly violence along the u.s./mexico border has apparently been captured. the kingpin jorge sanchez has been nabbed in mexico. u.s. firms had offered there are 5 million for information leading to his arrest. >>> and a
cain-palin campaign. let's start with the three states. so much comes down to ohio, florida, virginia. we have the map right there, right now. mitt romney has to win 2 out of 3 of those states. he's behind in all three right now. >> you're going hear a lot about what is mathematically possible. what is mathematically possible usually isn't politically realistic. they have to plant a flag in ohio and fight like crazy. they're going to have to fight like mad to bring that ohio number closer. i believe them when they say that they're probably not ten back or eight back. but they're behind. and they acknowledge that. they're going to have to plant a flag in florida, too. you cannot win without those two states. >> a republican cannot do that. that's why they're spending three days in ohio this week. another new poll number out from our "washington post" poll this morning, showing views and perceptions of the romney campaign. this is pretty significant as well. 61% have an unfavorable view of the romney campaign. so much of governor romney's troubles in the last couple of weeks have been perceptions of his
with the hantavirus. three of them have died in states as far flung as california, pennsylvania and west virginia. and there could be more cases as far away as france. the main outbreak traced to the popular curry village campsite, where rhodens burroed into tents. now, a second site. warnings like these went out to 10,000 people who visited curry village since june. late this week, notices went out to an additional 19 visitors at tuolome visitors. 29,000 park visitors in all, all being warned about the hantavirus symptoms. they include fever, fatigue, and chills at first. they give way to coughing, breathing problems as the lungs filled with fluid. >> i had a mouse run across my head. scared me pretty good. >> the only way for someone to contract hantavirus, is to breathe in particles of mouse feces and fluid. >> reporter: it's easy to think the initial symptoms are a common flu. while there's no cure, early detection, as well as supervision, when a life is on the line. >>> new worries this morning about prince harry in afghanistan. the last time he was deployed, you may remember, he was a big s
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